BIOL 4220

Marine Biodiversity

(Lab Required) (Formerly ZOOL 4260) Examines key ecological principles governing the maintenance of marine biodiversity, particularly in northern ecosystems. Topics include the definitions and global patterns of biodiversity and the ecological mechanisms influencing changes in these patterns in the context of applied population, community and ecosystem ecology. The course will also emphasize practical solutions, including fisheries' harvest models and marine protected areas. Prerequisites: a “C” or better in one of BIOL 2300 (BOTN 2370, ZOOL 2370, 022.237, 001.237), BIOL 2301 (BOTN 2371, ZOOL 2371) AGEC 2370 (065.237), or BIOL 2390 (BOTN 2280, ZOOL 2290, 001.228, 022.229); or consent of department.

Fall 2018 section

Lecture section

  • A01
    Instructor: Gail Davoren
    CRN: 11921
    Class Location: W380 Duff Roblin
    Dates: September 05 – December 07
    Slot 9: 11:30 AM–12:45 PM, Tu.Th.

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Wesley Ogloff, MSc defense: “Climate change-related shifts in species interactions and diet in an Arctic marine ecosystem” — Tuesday, July 31 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Elise Couillard, MSc Defense: “Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) awareness of neighbours' vigilance is spatially explicit” — Wednesday, August 1 at 8:45 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Muriel Magnaye, MSc Defense: “Growth and post-spawning survival in capelin (Mallotus villosus) on the northeast coast of Newfoundland” — Wednesday, August 15 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Gabrielle Grenier, MSc Defense: “Seasonal patterns of growth in Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.); differences between morphs of Cumberland Sound populations” — Thursday, August 23 at noon, 304 Biological Sciences.